Meeting – March 11, 2021

Hello fellow Belton Lions – March 11th – Lunch Meeting Review

Meeting was called to order by Club President Harrison.

Attendance: James Harrison, Christa Strang, Frank Hernandez, Todd Shiller, Gene Ellis, Mike Matthews, John Corsi, Karen Stagner, Sam Listi, Rob Potts, Lou Griffin, David Leigh

Guest: Lou Griffin Jr. (Speaker), Melissa and Joy Griffin; Jim Hudson (Disc Golf AND new member)

Song by Lion Harrison
Pledge by Lion Hickerson
Prayer by Lion Listi
Exercise Program:  All hands in the air !!!
Joke by Lion Matthews – Termite walks into a bar … / Plate Spin by Lion Hickerson – 13.5 second spin

Announcements – 
 – “Picnic in the Park” will be the official title for our new Annual Fundraiser at Heritage Park.
 – Lion Listi informed the Club that Lion Tuma had a heart attack; in the hospital; should be going home Friday.
    Lion Shaw suggested that the Club Members offer assistance by providing him a meal per day as he
    recovers.  Lion Listi will extend that offer to Lion Tuma.
 – Happy Birthday to Lion Strang (3/12) – sing-along …
 – Lion Shaw informed the Club that – according to the Ft. Hood Military Relations Council – we might be getting
    back our Military Representative member soon.
 – Reminder: Belton Lion Ball Caps are available – $20 each
Stampede Update –
 – Sponsorships are now up to $3,300 – President Harrison’s goal is $4,000.
 – New today – Chuck Wagon Sponsor Blue Ridge Ranch & Wrangler Sponsor Diamond G Ranch.
 – Posters/Flyers will be ordered soon.
 – City of Alvin has a bike ride that takes place prior to ours; and has offered to put our flyer in their packets.
    President Harrison will coordinate with them.
Charter Night – 
 – On April 21st, our Club will be 82 years old.  Lion President Harrison has suggested that our meeting on April 29th, we should have a Charter Night.  Instead of the usual lunch meeting, we will meet in the evening for a social celebration! (much like we did for Christmas)
Disc Golf Tournament Update
 – Jim Hudson updated the Club on the upcoming Disc Golf Tournament, where our Club will be selling hot dogs, chips and drinks – under the Lions Pavilion at Heritage Park from 10a-2p on Saturday, March 20th; and again, same time on Sunday, March 21st.  433 players have already registered./ there will be major media / Sunday will be live on the Disc Golf Network.
President Harrison will coordinate our vendor participation at our next lunch meeting.
Facebook Member Focus –
 – Each month, we will spotlight one member – photo, who they are and why they are a Belton Lion.
 – Who’s Who form will be available at lunch meetings.
BLC Lions Club Vests –
 – Gold Lion vests are available to order @$39.95 each, plus shipping (includes Club personalization on back).
 – Vest information will be available at lunch meetings.
 – Optional: After your vest is received – we can have your name embroidered, above the patch – locally.
USA Flag Program –
 – As of 3/10/2021, we have received 106 renewals.  Each week, new renewals will be distributed to Routes – Thank You Route Teams!
 – David Shaw has hurt his back and needs help installing three (3) new sleeves.
 – Packets of order forms and solar light information will be available at lunch meetings.
 – Lion Shaw and Lion Stagner will be point of contact for questions or assistance.
Easter Meal for HOCTIL Families – Sign-up list is attached
 – The Club will be providing Easter Meal food baskets for five (5) HOCTIL families of children with special needs.
 – Thank You to those who have already signed up.
 – Delivery is planned for Thursday, April 1st.
Guest Speaker Program: Lou Griffin Jr., Night Supervisor for the Killeen Police Department provided the Club with an extensive and informative insight to night shift; and the Standardized Field Sobriety Test.  Thank you, both, Lou Sr. and Jr. for this great presentation.
Stampede Sponsors (as of 4/11/2021)

            Dossman Funeral Home – $500
            Tri-City Bicycles – $500
            Pain Specialists of Austin – $500 (awaiting check from Austin)
            Blue Ridge Ranch – $500
            ABC Home & Commercial Services – $250
            Blackland Implement Co. – $250
            Covington Real Estate – $250
Lions of District 2-X3 – $250 (1/2 paid by Randy Sepulvado – waiting for other check)
Cochran, Blair and Potts, Inc. – $150
John Corsi State Farm Insurance $150 (check is ready for pick up)
Diamond G Ranch (bringing check to next meeting)
Wal-Mart Belton – $75.00 (gift card)
The Belton Journal – $50

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Future Programs –
 March 18 – Michael Matthews
 March 25 – Danny Dossman
 April 1 – Frank Hernandez
 April 8 – Jon Fontenot
 April 15 – Karen Stagner
 April 22 – “Stampede” Final Prep
 April 29 – Charter Night Celebration

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